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Moto Z2 Force renders and 360-degree video leak out revealing an interesting surprise

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Moto Z2 Force renders and 360-degree video leak out revealing an interesting surprise
Motorola is getting ready to announce two new high-end smartphones this year: the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force. First spotted several days ago, the latter model can now be seen in a set of clear renders and a 360-degree video, thanks to @OnLeaks and Android Authority. Thus, we're now able to take a pretty good look at the upcoming handset from all angles.

Like the Moto Z Force released last year, the Moto Z2 Force reportedly sports a 5.5-inch display (with 1440 x 2560 pixels), and has a largely similar design - including support for Moto Mods. However, there's a significant and surprising difference between the two devices, as the Z2 Force features a 3.5mm headset jack - this wasn't included on the original Z Force, so we assumed that Moto was done with standard audio ports (at least on its flagship phones). We're guessing that most Moto fans will be glad to see the 3.5mm jack making a return.

While the Moto Z2 Force is a bit taller and wider than its predecessor (156.3 x 76.3 mm vs. 155.9 x 75.8 mm), it's also thinner - only 5.99 mm, not including the protruding camera. Hopefully, this doesn't mean that the new phone packs a small(ish) battery.

Other novelties that the Moto Z2 Force is seemingly bringing include a dual rear camera, a dual LED flash to accompany the front-facing camera, and a revamped fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and might not be a Verizon-exclusive device. Sprint could also carry the Z2 Force, but, for now, we can't confirm this.

So, what do you think about the Motorola Moto Z2 Force thus far?




source: Android Authority

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posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:05 2

1. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Sweet. But must include a great battery life too. Though seems very diffcult with the thickness of the phone.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:14 4

3. WPX00 (Posts: 421; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Moto has actually been doing decent lately. They fit a 3500 into a phone the size of an S7 Edge but 1mm thinner, and 2600 into one nearly 3mm thinner. Samsung only managed to do 2600 in a 6.7mm (albeit slightly smaller size) vs 5.2mm for Moto.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:25 3

4. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Don't forget​ that there are a number of Moto mods that address the battery life. For instance you can get a battery Moto mod that is really thin, or designer battery mods from Kate Spade, and there is wireless charging battery mods. Not to mention a number of other battery mods that are out there.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:41 1

5. Hallyu (Posts: 614; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


That's no fair comparison. If you take other matter into account Samsung is pretty much doing its best job. It has managed to include extra features like heart rate sensor on the back, IP68 certified, and wireless charging. More over, battery capacity isn't everything, as we know Samsung is the king when it comes to battery optimization.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 10:17 8

9. uzimafioso (Posts: 416; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Errr you're definitely fanboying... Samsung isn't king of battery optimization. Heart rate sensor is hardly ever used and I'd take a shatterproof screen over IP68 any day of the week. There's another point regarding the shatterproof screen: buy a Z Force, get a tempered glass protector for the Z, install it on the Z Force and now you have a shatterproof screen which won't scratch either.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:14 2

10. Chidoro (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


I audibly chuckled at your Samsung battery comment.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:19 1

13. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Although Hallyu is definitely fanboy-ing with his last statement, but do bear in mind we don't know how much the heart rate sensor is used. I have never seen anyone using it; I can say that. But that cannot make a conclusion on its consumption. And not everyone will take a shatterproof display over IP68. Including me.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:55 2

16. uzimafioso (Posts: 416; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


I have never seen one instance where someone pulls out his S or Note device and monitor their heartbeat and I know many S and Note users. The same goes for iris scanning and facial recognition.

Regarding IP68 I know a lot of people with water resistant phone but almost none of them purposefully dunk their phones because water damage is never covered in warranty. Some do, for underpool selfies and whatnot but not the majority. If you don't dunk your phone in water then Moto's splash resistant nano-coating is more than adequate.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 12:04 3

17. dorianb (Posts: 611; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Motorola typically has a good track record with delivering exceptional battery life, if nothing else.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 13:00

21. Finalflash (Posts: 3390; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea I agree with this guy here, I have an S7 right now and the standby battery life is disgusting. The screen on time is great, but leave the phone unattended and it drains for no reason whatsoever. Water resistance is great and should be standard on most phones now. Wireless charging in its current state is absolute garbage. Heart rate sensor.....well that's just comical (apparently the camera flash is just as accurate).

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 14:06 1

25. ChazzMatt (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


@sgodsell: "Don't forget​ that there are a number of Moto mods that address the battery life. For instance you can get a battery Moto mod that is really thin, or designer battery mods from Kate Spade, and there is wireless charging battery mods"

Why should you NEED mods for battery? Include a large battery to begin with! Include stereo speakers to begin with! Include Qi wireles to begin with! We do NOT need any stinkin' mods!

Oh you just bought a car. Would you like a STEERING WHEEL to go with that? How about some TIRES? That is what "mods" are, an INSULT to buying an expensive phone, that you have to buy more stuff to make it function like it should in the first place.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 14:07

26. ChazzMatt (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


duplicate post

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 16:09

30. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 May 2014)


My honor 8 is not water resistant. It accidently fell into a pot full of cooking oil and the screen got disoriented, I took it to the Huawei CSC and they asked for the warranty card, I did not have it. The representative told me, if I had the warranty card, they would have replaced the display for free.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 18:02

31. HomerS (Posts: 374; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


It's not just about the battery size, Samsung has excellent battery efficiency allgorithms.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:14 2

2. androiduser (Posts: 160; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


Noooo that f**king camera bump..

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:17

12. Chidoro (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


You have to hold the mods in place. Why is this lost on you?

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:20

14. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


He's just expressing his dislike without knowing its use.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:54 2

6. Hallyu (Posts: 614; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Motorola is so stupid and didn't learn lesson when its flagship Moto Z flopped badly. This design is the same like its predecessor which means freaking ugly, and with that fingerprint sensor shape, it looks like a cheap Chinese phone. Oh wait, it already became Chinese.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 10:15 1

7. PapaJi (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2016)


Toady 90% smartphones are made in China..

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:15 6

11. Chidoro (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


It did not 'flop' at all. Maybe you should move on to a different thread instead of embarrassing yourself here.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 11:21

15. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


He's just a well known troll. So ignore him.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 13:05 2

23. JcHnd (Posts: 121; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Hater! If the phone have flopped of course there wouldn't be a second generation! -_-

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 13:20

24. PryvateiDz (Posts: 222; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


It didn't flop. If it flopped they would've dropped the idea of modularity, developing numerous Moto Mods, like LG dropped modularity after the G5 with the G6. Moto Z with the Moto Mods was said to be a success. Maybe not massively, but a success nonetheless.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 15:24

29. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Wrong.

Enough said.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 18:16

32. aegislash (Posts: 880; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


So do you work for Lenovo/Motorola then? Care to give us details on the number of Moto Z/Moto Mods sold?

Come on now...use common sense. If it didn't work, they would have dropped it. LG is a legitimate example of this.

posted on 16 Apr 2017, 06:16

36. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


My comment was a reply to no.23, not 24.

PhoneArena's comment system is trash.

posted on 16 Apr 2017, 10:11

40. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


You are wrong, AmashAziz.

Your comment #29 was put below comment #24 because comment #24 was already in reply to comment #23... So, since post #24 replied to comment #23 before you did, your reply was but below #24. Simple.

PA's comment threading has bugs, but there is no flaw in this case with your reply to comment #23... You should stop overblowing the PA comment system issue, because you are wrong in this case.

posted on 16 Apr 2017, 15:02

41. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Don't know what the HELL are you talking about! Did I commit a sin?

Just stated my reply was for no.23.....what's the lie in that????? I thought for once that you have changed and stopped trolling around. But alas, it wasn't worth it. You are still a trojan/malware.

The thing is the PhoneArena's trash comment system has plagued me before too, in some other articles. And it has plagued several other peeps here. So stop bugging me around everywhere I go, especially when you don't even realise wth u just said!!!

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 10:16

8. Podrick (Posts: 1029; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


3.5mm jack is back. Good. Make some useful changes rather than following a foolish trend.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 12:16

18. Amir123a (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Aug 2016)


Modular smartphones be gone already, will you? No thanks.

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